photography by Jonny Blackwell
I saw your colours in the air last night
Were you outside looking too?
Today we have a beautiful video premiere for you: ‘Time Zones’ by Australian alt-folk songwriter Lawson Hull, the first single from his new EP ‘Mountain Days’. The title of the EP was inspired by a time he spent on a small mountain in the Watagan Ranges of New South Wales, Australia. “Isolated in nature, the songs of the EP are bound together by all the things that make writing up here feel special.” Lawson reflects. “It’s running up the mountain between bouts of creative block. It’s the getting distracted by squabbling parrots out the window. The hosting of backyard parties with bonfires and loud music, or a quiet cup of tea in the morning with my wife.”
“‘Time Zones’ opens the Mountain Days EP with positive energy.” he continues. “It was one of the first songs I’d written with Riley Pearce, and we both easily landed on this idea of longing for someone over distance and time. Riley being in Perth and myself being on the east coast, writing over zoom, the writing process was helped by us trying to connect over the divide. Border closures were still a thing at the time, and we both felt for people (including ourselves) who couldn’t just get on a cheap flight and see loved ones.”
This ode to love, connection, and longing exudes a sweet lightness through its easy-going guitar sounds and the unmistakable feeling of being in love, when one’s thoughts incessantly revolve around the other person. It’s a song that speaks of the deep emotions of life, of the bond between two hearts, and of the need to find one another even in the vastness of time and space.
It’s a reminder of the power of love and how it can overcome even the greatest of distances and time zones. Let the warm melodies, thoughtful lyrics and nostalgic video whisk you away to a place of love and connection.
Enjoy the videopremiere below:
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The video is filmed and edited by Harry and James from Search Media